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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • Scottish : Anglicized form of the Gaelic surname Mac an Bhreatnaich ‘son of the Briton’, originally denoting a Strathclyde Welsh-speaking Briton. It was applied in Ireland also to people from Brittany. Compare Brett, McBratney.
  • Swedish (Brattén) : ornamental name composed of the personal name Bratt + the surname suffix -én, from Latin -enius ‘descendant of’.
  • variant of Norwegian Braaten.

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